Even though we are humanitarian missionaries, we also would love to share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But to be honest with you, we are not very good at finding people. We are just not good at starting a conversation with people on the street.
And being in a big city makes it a bit more challenging – with everyone scurrying off to work plugged in to headphones, staring at their iPhones, and reading the paper – often at the same time! Just like the photo at the left.
This kind of scene just looks like, "Don't interrupt me - I am not interested in striking up a conversation with you."
So we don't.
So I went to the Lord and explained to Him our desires. I told Him that we would love to share the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with someone, but needed help finding someone.
So I asked Him if He could please send someone to us. And that is just what He did!
The very next Sunday while we were in the lobby of the Church building, we were introduced to Simon. Simon had met some missionaries during the week who invited him to church. Simon has investigated the church off and on for quite a few years, and was back again to try to answer his longing questions about faith.
Since then, Simon has come to church with us each week, has heard us speak in several sacrament meetings, and has had several missionary discussions. He's a great guy and we enjoy being able to visit with him about the Church and answer his questions.
Mormon.org has lots of good material for answering people's questions. And to answer questions about our belief in Jesus Christ, click HERE.
So grateful to a loving Father in Heaven who is mindful even of those of us who aren't good at striking up conversations with people, but who greatly want to share the Gospel. And so grateful that Simon seems to be finding answers to his questions.
Loving our mission!